Proud wifey right here.... gotta love him! ;) You better believe that we bought this shirt!
I'd heard that downtown Lahaina was a must see while we were in Maui and you know what? We loved it! Eric was sooo excited to eat at Bubba Gump! He loves the movie, Forest Gump! Me? Not so much. But that's beside the point.... we LOVED the restaurant! We had a gorgeous view of the ocean and food was delicious.
My mom had heard about the Banyan tree and really wanted to see it. Of course we all teased her for being interested in seeing a "big" tree.... but it was actually really big. And pretty cool :) A quick description of the tree: This Banyan Tree was planted in April, 1873, and marked the 50th Anniversary of Christian missionary work in Lahaina. The tree was imported from India and was only 8 feet tall. It now stands over 60 feet high, has 12 major trunks in addition to a huge core. It stretches over a 200-foot area and shades 2/3 of an acre.
(Sorry for the crappy pictures. I just couldn't figure out the lighting. I am far from understanding my dslr, ha ha! But I hope you get the gist of how huge the tree is!)
We had fun wandering through the shops and just hanging out! I tried my first Hawaiian snow cone and holy moly... it was amaaaaazing! I am kicking myself for only having ONE while we were on vacation because they were SO good. And I think baby wants more ;) But that could just be me!
Next time you find yourself in Maui, don't miss downtown Lahaina!
P.S. Thank you all for the love and excitement!! It made Eric and I SO happy to have so many of you excited about our baby :) I have the BEST bloggy friends!
I have a post coming with some details... can't wait to share it with you guys!